Judge orders Kevin Spacey to pay nearly $31 million to ‘House of Cards’ production company

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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana ruled earlier this week, confirming an award settled by an arbitrator last year. CNN has obtained the court documents.

Spacey and MRC have been at loggerheads over the years since the actor was sacked from production over allegations of misconduct on and off the set.

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Spacey starred as Frank Underwood on the Emmy-winning show, and MRC claims it cost him millions of dollars to kick him out of the show’s sixth season and “hold them (and their affiliated entities) liable.” “

Spacey was fired from the TV show the next day. CNN published its report In 2017, in which several current and former members of the “House of Cards” production staff came out with allegations of sexual harassment. One man even accused Spacey of sexual harassment, who was an executive producer on the series.
Shortly before CNN reports, actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed News that the actor had sex with her at a party in 1986, when he was 14. The MRC says it halted production “to address any concerns the show’s cast and crew may have” in the wake of the allegations, a 2021 filing and first reported by CNN.

Following Rapp’s claims, Spacey issued a statement claiming that he did not remember the incident and that what he said would be “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior”.

The Oscar winner is facing a criminal trial in London next year after being accused of sexually assaulting three men between 2005 and 2013. Spacey pleaded not guilty in July.

CNN has contacted Spacey’s lawyers for comment.

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